Cytolaimium exile   Cobb,  1920 (Marine Worm)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Adenophorea

Size: Length 2.4 – 3.0 mm. Tail 5.0 anal diameters long.

Lips prominent. Labial setae short and jointed. Cephalic setae large, 1.3 head diameters long and 3-jointed. Amphid conspicuous, ring-like and 0.4 head diameter wide. Amphid larger in male than in female. Buccal cavity funnel-like. Tail conical-cylindrical, with a chitinous cap at the end. Spicule in male is bent at right angle and 1.0 anal diameter long. Accessory plate short, sheath-like and distinct. 14 to 20 button-like preanal and postanal papillae occur on the ventromedian surface of tail.

Synonym (s)
Cytolaimium exile Cobb, 1920

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA (Record: 13/02/1987)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Havelock INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar, Bonnet Bay INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Rao, GC (1991) Meiofauna State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 41-135 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, GC (1989) On some free living marine nematodes of the Bay Islands Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 5(1) 1-22 Available at - NIO, Goa

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